Alright, well i didn't even think it was possible but my face has gotten drier! And it's very itchy, and flaky. I didn't think it would happen this fast, I mean I'm only on 10mg a day. I'm getting new zits, but that's only to be expected. Just have to avoid mirrors i guess, its also taking awhile for the ones I had from before to heal. But I'm thinking that might be something to do with the diet. It's not a weight loss diet even though I guess I am losing some weight. I just don't what to eat junk and fast food and dairy and basically anything high in sugar, because it would really suck to be doing this whole accutane thing and have the foods I'm eating counteract or make it worse in any way! But man do I ever miss whoppers:(
I do at times obviously get frustrated with the aches but then I remember its only been a few days and its going to get worse:( I'm just really impatient. And if i see another Vanessa Hudgens Neutrogena commercial about how controlling acne is as easy as washing your face i think I'm going to lose it.
Ok, so I've read that the IB is really bad for some people, and that it can start really fast but normally not for at least a week. So I guess I'm an exception because probably like 5 hours after taking my first 10mg pill my face stared to get so dry and hurt so much, felt like it was on fire. Then all these whiteheads stared to appear and within hours started just randomly popping constantly, which is really gross, and really sucked because it was right before bed. When I woke up I got the same thing and my face looks so much worse! (Which honestly I didn't think was possible) I was and still am skeptical that Accutane will work for me, but now I'm just hoping that it doesn't leave me looking worse then before. I knew that it was going to be tough but I didn't think I would get discouraged so quickly. I know I have to stick with it, to see results but staying positive is going to be hard.
My face is so dry it hurts to chew! Guess I'm stuck with smoothies until I can get the dryness under control. I went out and got some moisturizer cream stuff that a lot of people on here are recommending, I really hope it helps this is getting so painful. Same with my lips, it feels like every 10 to 15 mins I need to use some because they start to peel. Also my whole body is aching I feel like i just want to lay in bed all day.
(I forgot to mention this yesterday but just over a week ago i tried that Apple cleanse cure method, which obviously didn't work for me, then i started a strict diet eliminating grains, milk and soy products, sugar and salt. So basically just fruits and veggies and salmon. So I'm not sure if that has anything to do with breaking out and drying up this fast or not)
Alright, so like everyone else I've created this blog to give you a detailed experience of my Accutane course. Hoping that this will help others already on or thinking about trying Accutane. I'll give you a little background on my personal condition.
I've been struggling with acne since about 6th grade, it started with just a few bumps and at the time i didn't even know what it was, and didn't really care until another kid made fun of me because of it. Since then its been a constant battle. It got worse in high school and I became very shy. I avoided joining things because i just wanted to get to school do my classes and go home at lunch to fix my makeup and go back to finish the afternoon. I've given up swimming and basically anything that involves ruining my makeup. I hate having to wear it all the time especially with oily skin i defiantly don't get the luxury of less is more. Anyways between when I first got acne to now I have tried EVERYTHING to get rid of it. From any and all over the counter products, to prescriptions both topical and oral, even the healthy, strict diet, cleanse approach and still nothing.
I'm 20 around 110 pounds with cystic acne everywhere. I used to have it pretty bad on my back and chest but that has calmed down over the past few years, but my facial acne has only gotten worse! Especially in the last few months I get so many new breakouts every day and it takes forever to heal, and if that wasn't bad enough already, I scar so easily! I never wanted to get put on Accutane. I've read so many things about it and it scares the shit out of me, but I'm so sick of this acne and just want to live my life, and be happy. So reluctantly I agreed to try it.
To my surprise it wasn't hard to get. I didn't have to see a derm to get it, and i didn't have to be on BC for a month before. I got my blood test done in the morning then called my doctors office and set up an appointment for the next day, went in she gave me the prescription for 10mg of accutane (she wanted to start me low because of my weight) and yaz. Then i went straight to my pharmacy and picked it up. I don't have a health plan but lucky I live in Canada so it was completely covered. I did have to pay $15 for BC but that's nothing.
So that leads me to now, I just took my first pill now lets see how this goes.
(Quick Recap- I'm a 20 year old female with really oily dry skin(If that makes sense) lots of cystic acne especially on my cheeks and chin and at the moment probably over 60% of my skin is red and inflamed, hurts to talk, hurts so much to smile or even touch my skin )